There is nothing better than road tripping with a bunch of your mates to a music and arts festival in a secluded spot. After a couple of days and your phone battery is flat, the remote location might not be so appealing. A powerbank can be a valuable item to bring to a music festival.
It is no surprise that the little cell phone reception that there might be at the music festival site is virtually inaccessible. It is no secret that Telstra seem to have the broadest coverage, yet even Telstra users can have difficulty in these isolated regions. The reason is that so many people are try in got connect at once. Popular music festivals in Australia can attract tens of thousands of punters, almost all of them armed with a mobile phone. That limited connection is going to be overcome immediately, and there is almost no chance of a steady connection. The result is relying on 4G when available which drains your battery in a matter of hours, or just waiting for your Wi-Fi which can also be a waste of battery.
Festival organisers are not ignorant to our reliance on mobile phones and the resulting woes that being in the wilderness for four days can bring. They have put in place some measures to ensure that people can possibly recharge their phones, but they are far from convenient. The first option is lockers which have a charger inside them. You can hire out a locker by the hour or by the day, and set a combination so it is safe. Your belongings are also guarded by someone at the locker booth. Unfortunately, just like with everything else at a festival, the rates are through the roof. In some instances you could see lockers going for as much as $10 per hour, and it usually takes several hours to get a decent charge. You could pay $30 for something that is essentially free back home. Of course, you would also buy a powerbank for this amount or less back home, and with a little forethought you and your friends can have a fully charged phone at every festival you attend.
The other option sometimes available is the free charging van, but for security reasons you have to remain with your phone as it charges. This is a giant waste of your time after you have spent hundreds of dollars on a ticket, and would miss some great performances all for a charged phone. Besides, because everyone is so desperate these spots are often taken anyway.
Take one more thing off your to do list and buy a powerbank before you go. You’ll be so grateful for it when the time comes and you need a phone to take photos of your favourite act, update social media or find friends at the festival. Powerbanks Australia is the business to trust for excellent quality powerbanks that will last for years.